Amost time to go, but first a quick little workout with the Duke:
A final farewell to monuments: the Mexican hat stone.
The road calls and it ain’t the freeway. Headed to Durango and mountain country.
It’s hotter today so I have to suspend the Drive the Temperature rule: was 93-98 most of the time.
Still chasing mountains too and everytime a range looms up ahead the road finds a way to snake around them. But it’s changing. The landscape has more pynon and juniper now and isn’t quite the desert it has been for so long.
Praise the Lord for Thailand. Second time I’ve found Thai food and it won out over burgers and fried chicken both times: fresh, tasty, healthy. Plus the Thai ice coffee is great for the road.
I’m getting near Durango but detour to Mesa Verde National Park where there are some of the most elaborate pueblo ruins in the country. 20 miles into the park I find one of the many villages that are preserved.
Soon Durango looms before me. A right turn and I’m at my destination:
The call of the cow won out yesterday and I’ve done penance with oatmeal for breakfast and today I find Jean Pierre’s bakery and restaurant and have the delicious coq au vin:
Saturday night in Durango and Main St got blocked off and folks got their dancing shoes out.
The country music boys did a great cover of Johnny Cash among other things.
Music went on into the evening and the sky was saying the sun wanted to turn in for the night, sending its soft pink kiss good night.